Egri Nök has compiled a report on the day’s events in Hamburg, and the official response.
Hamburg Jihadi a Palestinian Refugee
by Egri Nök
The attacker who today killed one man in a supermarket in Hamburg and injured six other people, one of them gravely, was a Palestinian “refugee” named Ahmed al H., according to the German newspaper Tagesspiegel. He was born in 1991 in Saudi Arabia [or the U.A.E.] and came to Germany as a refugee. Although he was due to be deported, he couldn’t be, due to his lack of papers.
He is reportedly known to German intelligence agencies as an extremist, and as a so-called “risk” — one of those assessed by German intelligence agencies as willing to commit acts of violence.
According to Bild, the refugee accomodation where H. was residing was raided this evening by police.
A video shows passers-by fighting the attacker with chairs.
There will be a police press conference tomorrow at 12:00 PM CET that we will report from.
Police press release 70728-6a:
POL-HH: 70728-6a. Suspect arrested after knife attack, further information (see also PM 170728-4a. and —5a.)
28.07.2017 — 21:20
Hamburg — time of crime: 28.07.2017, 15:10 scene of crime: Hamburg, Barmbek-Nord, Fuhlsbüttler Straße
Due to today’ events a special commission was set up, which is entrusted with the further investigation. The investigation will be conducted with the participation of the homicide department (LKA 41) and the state security department (LKA 7).
The suspect is a 26-year-old male, born in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). His current citizenship has yet to be clarified.
The presumptive murder weapon was found and seized.
Because of identity cards that were found it is currently assumed that the murdered person is a 50-year-old German male.
As far as we know by know one woman (54 years old) and four men (64, 57, 56 and 19 years old) suffered stab-wound injuries. A 35-year-old man was injured while overpowering the suspect. Some of the injuries are severe. The injured persons are currently being treated or in surgery in different hospitals.
A special phone line +4940-4272727 for clues was set up by the special commission.
The investigation will be conducted in all directions. This includes explicitly an investigation by the state security department.
A special website was set up to upload pictures and videos of the event. The URL of this site is hh.hinweisportal.de.
Police press release #170728-5a:
POL-HH: 170728-5a. Suspect arrested after knife attack, further information (see also PM 170728-4a.)
28.07.2017 — 19:44
Hamburg — Time of crime: 28.07.2017, 15:10 scene of crime: Hamburg, Barmbek-Nord, Fuhlsbüttler Straße
Meanwhile it is clear that the suspect attacked one of the victims in the supermarket. This person died at the scene of the crime. While trying to escape the suspect injured additional four people with his knife.
Passers-by were able to overpower the fleeing suspect. The suspect was lighty injured. Arriving plainclothes policemen arrested the suspect.
For the time being there is no evidence that there was a second offender.
The background of the act is yet to be explained. Investigations will continue.
There is an ISIS mosque just down the street from where the perp went Allahu Akhbar:
This is an old photo from the mosque down the road; the article (behind a paywall) is from 2015.
Summary of the Hamburger Abendblatt article from 2015: according to the Verfassungsschutz intelligence service, about 50 Hamburgers left Germany for Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS, and some of them were students of the imam of the mosque down the street. The mosque itself is being monitored for extremism.